The content consists of various papers, booklets, notebooks, correspondence and newspaper cuttings covering a variety of topics that interested Revd Talbot. Topics include the history of the Isle of Man from medieval to the early modern period, the individual Bishops of Sodor and Man, Manx Churches, the naming of Manx parishes and locations, Manx ballads and the publication of the Manx Note Book (Talbot notes down the numerous errors and provides the correct information). Other Manx related material includes details on the different rulers of the Isle of Man, druids and King Orry’s Grave. Material highlighting Manx welfare includes topics on the Manx Industrial Home and the idea for a new hospital on the Island.
Ecclesiastical matters are also present with topics such as Saints, Saints Days and Fair Days, the Diocesan Calendar, the New Testament, the English reformations, Non Conformists and Non-Jurors. Further documents highlight particular tithes (tax taken for the support of the church and the clergy) on the Island and ministry accounts of the money received by Westminster (medieval /early modern period). Revd Talbot also took a keen interest in meteorological matters, noting down weather changes and temperatures of the Island. Material relating to natural history, such as fossils, botany and geology was another topic that greatly interested Revd Talbot. Further material includes legal documents such as an indenture, a will and the legal process of a probate.